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  1. Amber Webb
    Amber Webb says:

    >what is your compliance program> I am a student writing a paper about ohio fracking, I am taking a management class, This week we are on Ethics and Social Responsibility. Can you help me to understand this?

    • Matt Kelso
      Matt Kelso says:

      Are you trying to understand how Ohio’s compliance program works? If so, it’s probably best to contact ODNR directly:

      Contact Us
      ODNR OIl & Gas Resources Management
      2045 Morse Road, Building F-2
      Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693

      Phone: (614) 265-6922
      Fax: (614) 265-6910

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